UCC faces multi-million legal costs over failed court case

Posted in Legal issues on March 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork is facing a legal costs bill running to millions of euros after the Court of Appeal granted the ESB full costs of the legal battle over flooding on the college campus. A stay on the costs order applies while UCC, which brought the case on behalf of its insurer Aviva, decides whether to seek permission from the Supreme Court for an appeal over the ruling on liability for the flood damage …” (more)

[Irish Times, 21 March]

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Cost of education on the increase

Posted in Life on October 11th, 2012 by steve

“The cost of education has soared by almost 10% in the last year, according to official figures. An increase in third level costs was the main factor behind the rise over the 12 months to September …” (more)

[Independent, 11 October]

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College expenses reach a new level

Posted in Life on August 14th, 2012 by steve

“While the cost of sending a child to primary school is bad – and worse when it comes to secondary school – the expense associated with third-level education leaves both in the ha’penny place …” (more)

[Irish Times, 14 August]


Education costs up 9.4% in year to July

Posted in Life on August 9th, 2012 by steve

“Education costs have risen by almost 10% in the year since July 2011, according to the latest Consumer Price Index from the CSO …” (more)

[Business ETC, 9 August]


More students struggle to make ends meet at college

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 6th, 2010 by steve

“More students than ever are experiencing financial difficulties – despite a drop in the cost of going to college. Rents are at their lowest levels since 2001, and are 29% cheaper than two years ago …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 6 August]


Latest figures show cost of third level now beyond the reach of many families

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 6th, 2010 by steve

“Latest figures released by the Bank of Ireland indicate that the average cost of a four year degree now exceeds €42,000 in basic living costs alone …” (more)

[Gary Redmond, Cork Student News, 5 August]